Six of the Best – New Japan Pro Wrestling Entrance Themes

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I’ve got some free time and I’ve wanted to do this one for a while, mainly because I love entrance music. Sometimes the best thing about an entire wrestlers act can be the entrance music they use, and when a promotion gets the music right for someone it can be utterly fantastic.

I decided to start out with New Japan because I often like having New Japan themes on in the background when I’m doing some work, just because for the most part they are catchy tunes that are fun to listen to. It was tough deciding which wrestlers to include and who not to in all honesty. For example, a guy like Tenryu worked New Japan countless times and has great entrance music, but he also worked All Japan, SWS, WAR, NOAH and others during his career, so really his music didn’t strike me as New Japan’s to claim.

Ultimately I decided to go with guys who I associate in my mind as being “New Japan guys”. In lots of cases these wrestlers will have worked in other places over their long and esteemed careers, but important periods of that career will have been spent doing battle inside a New Japan ring, using the particular music listed as their entrance theme. Indeed, on this list will be people who left New Japan and, with the exception of one, I think all of them ended up changing their music when they left anyway.

As always, these are just my own personal picks. This isn’t supposed to be some sort of objective list or anything. If I leave out a track that you think warrants inclusion, then please feel free to put it down in the comments section below.

So without further to do, let’s take a look at Six of the Best New Japan entrance themes!

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New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 2019 – Night Seven – 20/07/2019

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Here we are back with some A Block Action!

Thanks for everyone who has been reading these. I’m honestly somewhat grateful that there’ll be a bit of a break following this one, as staying on top of the G1 is never easy. We’re getting to the stage now where people all but officially go out of the running, so we should properly start to see A Block taking shape now.

So without further ado, let’s journey back to the world of New Japan for some top notch Puro competition!

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New Japan G1 Climax 2019 – Night One – 06/07/2019

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I decided to stay up and watch this one tonight and also decided to write up the G1 matches from the show as well. If I get a chance I’ll do this more over the course of the tournament. I’m sure there’ll be someone covering it in full as well.

Obviously this contains SPOILERS, so don’t read beyond the “Read more” section if you’re trying to avoid the results.

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Mike Reviews: New Japan Pro Wrestling Dominion in Osaka – 09/06/2019

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This one worked out well for me due to it happening 8am UK time, so I decided to do a write up for it. The main event on this one is Kazuchika Okada defending the IWGP Heavyweight Title against Chris Jericho, but there’s also a match scheduled between Kota Ibushi and Tetsuya Naito, which is a big rematch from the MSG Show over WrestleMania weekend, and that’s even before we get to a match between Will Ospreay and Dragon Lee, which should be all kind of awesome.

So please join me as we take a journey to Osaka for New Japan Pro Wrestling’s presentation of Dominion!

The event is emanating from Osaka-Jo Hall, in Osaka, Japan

Calling the action are Kevin Kelley, Don Callis and Chris Charlton

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Mike Reviews: NJPW 47th Anniversary Show – 06/03/2019

I’ve got a day off from work today and this was on, so I decided to watch it as I rarely get a chance to watch New Japan as it actually happens anymore and I was interested to see how the main event would turn out.

This is the Anniversary of New Japan’s first ever show on the 6th of March 1972, which saw Antonio Inoki take on Karl Gotch.

Wow, 47 years of New Japan, it’s done well to last so long, especially as thinks looked a bit dicey in the early to mid 00’s when Inoki was pushing anyone with shoot fight experience to the main event. Thankfully Inoki was eventually booted out and the company decided to put the world title on Hiroshi Tanahashi, and the rest is history.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – January 8, 1995

Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are live from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to, the show drew a packed crowd of 785, with no one having to pay for their ticket.

Gene Okerlund; in the heel locker room with Avalanche, the Butcher, Colonel Robert Parker, the Blacktop Bully, Bunkhouse Buck, and Meng; urges fans to call 1-900-370-3WCW to vote for who they wish to see wrestle in the main event.  The calls cost ninety-nine cents.  The babyface locker room, where Tony Schiavone is, features Sting, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, the Guardian Angel, and Dustin Rhodes.

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